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Permafrost carbon network

Mon 6th Feb

Joint bus transfer from Helsinki railway station to Hyytiälä SMEAR-II via Kumpula campus and Helsinki-Vantaa airport

12:00 Helsinki railway station (the bus will be waiting at the Railway square (in Finnish “Rautatientori”) on the site with touristic buses (not local line buses!) opposite ”–°asino”

12:20 Kumpula campus (the bus will pick up participants from University of Helsinki, Physics Dept building, address: Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)

13:00 Helsinki – Vantaa airport (Terminal 2, Charter buses waiting place)

17:00 arrival to Hyytiälä

dinner at the lunch cafeteria

18:00 Welcome to Hyytiälä SMEAR – II station, Timo Vesala, Antti Lauri, Hanna Lappalainen

Introduction of Workshop participants

Introduction to the WS- Agenda and Goals, T.Vesala, S. Starkweather, H.Lappalainen

Hyytiälä Field Station history overview, Antti Lauri

20:00 sauna, evening snack

Tue 7th Feb

07.00-08.30 breakfast

Put up posters in the morning of the day. Poster session on the Tuesday evening at the Old Main Building


Session chairs: Zilitinkevich & Heimann

08.30 New knowledge of physical processes controlling the surface fluxes, Sergej S. Zilitinkevich, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland (Plenary)

08.50 Modelling stably stratified planetary boundary layer (PBL): why prior models face so many difficulties, Evgeny Kadantsev, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland

09:10 Challenges and results in year-round flux measurements at sites in high-arctic Siberia (Tiksi) and subarctic Scandinavia (Kaamanen), Tuomas Laurila, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland

09.30 Integrated studies of carbon fluxes in European Russian taiga, Andrey Varlagin, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russia

09.45 Observationally Closing the Arctic Atmosphere-Surface Energy Budget, Taneil Uttal, NOAA, USA

10:00 break

10:20 Overview of flux measurement challenges, Mathias Goeckede, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany (Plenary)

10.40 The quantification and monitoring of pan-Arctic greenhouse gas budgets, Martin Heimann, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany (Plenary)


Session chairs: Vesala & Bäck

11:00 Coherent, coordinated, comprehensive, long-term in situ measurements (SMEAR-II) and Grand Challenges, Markku Kulmala, University of Helsinki, Finland (Plenary)

11:15 BAECC- A field campaign to elucidate the impact of Biogenic Aerosols on Clouds and Climate – First results, Tuukka Petäjä, University of Helsinki, Finland

11.30 LUNCH

12.15 SMEAR-II station site visit in groups

14:00 COFFEE



Session chairs: Goeckede & Bruhwiler

14:30 Carbonyl sulfide as a proxy for gross primary productivity”, Timo Vesala, University of Helsinki, Finland

14:45 Soil as a source or sink of greenhouse gases in boreal and sub-arctic areas, Jukka Pumpanen University of Eastern Finland, Finland

15:00 Seasonal and Latitudinal Variations of Surface Fluxes at Arctic Terrestrial Sites, Andrey Grachev, University of Colorado, CIRES/NOAA ESRL, Boulder, CO, USA

15:15 Land ecosystems and the processes involved in non-GHG, climate relevant gas fluxes, Jaana Bäck, University of Helsinki, Finland

15:30 Growing season GHG fluxes from wetlands and meadows of Tomsk Region,West Siberia , Mikhail Arshinov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (IAO SB RAS), Russia

15:45 Arctic CH4 Emissions over Recent Decades: What Have we Learned from Global Atmospheric Network Observations?, Lori Bruhwiler, NOAA, USA

16:00 Trace gas flux monitoring in Greenland and Svalbard, Frans-Jan Parmentier, Lund Universiy, Sweden

16:15 Ecosystem Respiration Synthesis, Susan Natali, Woods Hole Research Center, USA

16:30 Long-term monitoring of permafrost at special key-sites in the West Siberia. Natural and technogenic risks in cryolithozone, Dmitry Drozdov, Tyumen State University; Earth Cryosphere Institute SB RAS, Russia

16:45 Land surface temperature for urban heat island studies in the Arctic, Victoria Miles NERSC, Norway

17:00 dinner at the lunch cafeteria

18:00 POSTER SESSION (evening snacks)

20:00 sauna, evening snacks continue

Wed 8th Feb

07:00-8:30 breakfast


Session chairs: Sörensen & Riipinen

08:30 Earth System modeling frameworks for high latitudes, Risto Makkonen, University of Helsinki, Finland

08:45 GAINS model, mitigation of air pollution & GHGs, Pauli Paasonen, University of Helsinki, Finland

09:00 A sharp increase in CO2 concentration in West Siberia: anthropogenic impact or response of Siberian ecosystems to a changing climate?, Boris Belan, Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, (IAO SB RAS), Russia

09:15 The Year of the Environment (2017) in Russia: objectives and interests, Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen, Aleksanteri Institute, Finland

09:30 Environmental risk assessment & mitigation strategy basing on forward /inverse modelling, Aleksander Mahura, Dannish Meteorological Institute, Denmark

09:45 SLCF emissions in high-latitude Eurasia: Constraints from observations in the Arctic and Russia, Nikos Evangeliou, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway

10:00 short break




Session chairs: Laurila & Esau

10:15 Activities at Stockholm University relevant for CRUCIAL, Ilona Riipinen, Unviersity of Stockholm, Sweden

10:30 Air-surface fluxes over ice covered waters, Lise-Lotte Sörensen, Arhus University, Arctic Research Centre, Denmark

10:45 Scientific station "Ice Base "Cape Baranova" - polar environment complex studies, Aleksander Makshtas, Arctic and antarctic research institute, Russia

11:00 Linkages between the changing Arctic Ocean and large-scale atmospheric dynamic, Timo Vihma, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland

11:15 Satellite monitoring and modelling of the Barents - Kara Sea region, Jari Haapala, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland

11.30 LUNCH

12:15 Metadata for a graphical representation of cryological research, Viktor Gennadinik, Tyumen University, Russia

12:30 Urban climate studies in Arctic: experimental microclimate research in polar cities
Pavel Konstantinov, Mikhail Varentsov and Alexander Baklanov, Moscow State University, Russia

12:45 A long-term observations of the permafrost temperature in the Arctic coastal zone (on example of Pechora and Kara Seas), Osip Kokin, Moscow State University, Russia

13:00 Bjerknes Compensation Mechanism Prospects for multi-decadal climate prediction in northern high latitudes, Igor Esau, NERSC, Norway

13:15 Three years of meteorological and surface heat balance observations at "Ice Base Cape Baranova, Vasilii Kustov, Arctic and antarctic research institute, Russia

13:30 Break-out sessions on

  1. Challenges of Flux Measurements in the Arctic, Chair Starkweather

place: auditorium, Institute building

  1. Process-Based Understanding & modelling frameworks, Chairs Makkonen & Paasonen

place: seminar room, A-building

  1. Arctic Ocean, coastal regions, observation systems, Chair Vihma

place: computer room, Institute building

14:00 Coffee break

14:30 Break-out sessions continue


15:30 Arctic Flux / CRUCIAL - Parallel sessions

Arctic Flux: chair Starkweather

Breakout session on Top-down vs. Bottom up approaches and other walk-in topics,

CRUCIAL: chair Kulmala

  • roadmap discussion; to identify methods on how to connect the cryosphere-atmosphere changes to the economy-energy-environment analysis (e.g. forest management) and the feedbacks between them

  • Mobility Plan, discussion on student exchange and short term visits between CRUCIAL partners, chair A.Lauri

18:00 DINNER at the Old Main Building / Boreal dinner in the forest

Thu 9th Feb

7:00-8:30 Breakfast

Session chairs: Kulmala & Makshtas

08.30 Summary of Break-out sessions and Parallel sessions

09:30 Joint Discussion - Concluding remarks

  • U.S Sustainable Arctic Observation Network (SAON) Office, Sandy Starkweather, NOAA, USA

  • Pan-Eurasian Experiment, CRUCIAL, U-Arctic, Arctic-Boreal HUB, Hanna Lappalainen, Univ.Helsinki, Finland

  • Closing of the WS

10:45 lunch

11.30 Bus transfer from Hyytiälä to Helsinki

Estimated arriving time to Helsinki airport - 15:00 and to Central Railway station - 15:45

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